Today’s devotional thought, brought to you from Brazil and translated into your English tongue.
Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 NIV
“What did he say about me?” We want to hear everything that others say about us.
Better, perhaps, not to know. We all say stupid things and criticize others in moments when we let down our guard.
Such comments edify no one, not even the one who speaks.
Much less the target of the criticisms.
Why, then, do we want to know what others say when they are least inspired?
It will only serve to hurt ourselves and our relationships with others.